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Capital Riga
Language Latvian
Currency Lats
Time zone EET (UTC+2) , DST: EEST (UTC+3)
Calling code +371

Latvia is a European state which is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea. One of the three Baltic states, Latvia is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus on the south east, and the Baltic Sea on the west.

Describe the cruising/sailing in the region.


British Admiralty
BA2215 - Gulf of Riga
BA2256 - Riga and approaches
BA2816 Baltic Sea — southern sheet


The best time to travel to Latvia is during Summer, from June up to early-September, as it is warm during that period (around 15°C to 20°C) and various local foods are available. While the start of December is usually mild with temperatures staying above freezing, snowfall can be expected during the Winter season, January and February, and the temperatures can drop to around -30°C for short periods of time. Springs and autumns are fairly mild.

Weather links


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


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Customs and Immigration





Fees and Charges


Health and Security


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Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
Ports & Marinas
EngureEngure/wiki/Engure Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Engure MarinaEngure Marina/wiki/Engure Marina icon – marina |
Jurmala Jurmala /wiki/Jurmala Harbour icon – harbour |
Jurmala MarinaJurmala Marina/wiki/Jurmala Marina icon – marina |
Liepaja Liepaja/wiki/Liepaja Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Liepaja MarinaLiepaja Marina/wiki/Liepaja Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Pavilosta Pavilosta /wiki/Pavilosta Harbour icon – harbour |
Pavilosta MarinaPavilosta Marina/wiki/Pavilosta Marina icon – marina |
Riga Riga /wiki/Riga Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Andrej Ostas MarinaAndrej Ostas Marina/wiki/Riga Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
City Yacht ClubCity Yacht Club/wiki/Riga Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Port BolderajaPort Bolderaja/wiki/Riga Marina icon – marina |
Roja Roja /wiki/Roja Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Roja MarinaRoja Marina/wiki/Roja Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Salacgriva Salacgriva /wiki/Salacgriva Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Salacgrīva MarinaSalacgrīva Marina/wiki/Salacgriva Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Ventspils Ventspils /wiki/Ventspils Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |
Ventspils MarinaVentspils Marina/wiki/Ventspils Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |


  • Riga International Airport (RIX IATA) is the only airport in Latvia that services regular international flights and is located 10 km southwest of Riga
  • LDZ Cargo operates international trains to Riga from Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia with stops at Rezekne and Jekabpils, as well as trains to and from Minsk in Belarus
  • There are international bus connections to anywhere in Europe, including frequent service to Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia, and Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania
  • Tallink Silja operates ferries between Stockholm, Sweden and Riga
  • Stena Line operates ferries from Travemunde, Germany to Liepāja and Ventspils and from Nynäshamn, Sweden to Ventspils


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

Rod Heikel, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

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